Written by Aaron Howes | 15th September 2018
There are a number of things to consider when putting together a design for your company’s letterhead. Not only do letterheads communicate vital information about your business to its receiver, they are also a prime opportunity to underline your key values and brand identity. A poorly designed letterhead may communicate the opposite of your intentions so it is vital that you get things right first time. Redditch Print have been designing and printing letterheads for many years and are well equipped to help you to create the perfect letterhead right from the offset. If you fancy having a go at designing your own though, here are some tips to get you on your way.
What must be Included on a letterhead?
Did you know that it is a legal requirement to include particular elements on a letterhead that represents your business in an official capacity? In the UK it is a legal requirement to include:
- Your company name
- Your company registration number
- The country in which your company is registered
- The registered address of your company
- The address of all of your company’s locations
As a sole trader you must also include your name, whereas a partnership will need to include the name of each partner. Limited companies do not need to include the names of each director, although if you name one director you must name them all. Charities are required to state that they are a charity somewhere on the document, unless the company name already includes it.
What else could be included on a letterhead?
Aside from the statutory information included on a letterhead, it is also a good idea to try and include a number of ways to contact your business. These usually consist of a telephone number, a fax number (if you still have one), a general email address and your web address.
In addition, some organisations like to include their social media links, although some decide to keep a distance between official documentation and social output. Depending on the nature of your organisation you may wish to keep the two separate to maintain the official tone adopted within your paperwork.
It is always a good idea to include your logo somewhere on the design, even if it is only used as a decorative element. Some businesses print their logo on the reverse of a letterhead and maybe even use it as a watermark across the entire background of the sheet. This can add a premium feel to the design.
Redditch Print Can Help
At Redditch Print we deal in all kinds of design-led work, including business
stationery, flyers, posters, exhibition stands and other large format print, through to
digital solutions such a web design, social media management and email
campaigns. We believe that physical print and digital design go hand in hand, and
we’re constantly developing ways to make one feed into the other. If you want to find
out more about what we do, give us a call or drop us an email.